Second day of the third annual Tucson Festival of Books at the University of Arizona
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A palm tree at the University of Arizona mall seems suitable shade for Waiana Olson, left, 9, as she looks at a book while with her aunt Kim Miller, middle, and Miller's son Zane, also 9, during the third annual Tucson Festival of Books. The two-day event featured books, speakers, music, food and more.
University of Arizona student Zhuoran Wang writes in the correct word for a crossword puzzle that was on display at the UA mall. Spectators would give a guess as to the correct answer but he would only put in the correct word.
Ashley Wolff enchants little girls as she reads from a book during the third annual Tucson Festival of Books.
Organizers of the Tucson Festival of Books were hoping for 100,000 attendees during the two day event.
University of Arizona alum Cathy Hufault talks about her book "Death Clouds on Mount Baldy," about the 1958 tragedy where three Boy Scouts died in a blizzard. Her brother, Ralph Coltrin Jr. who was on that fateful hike and survived the ordeal stands in the background.
To make a point, astronomer Mike Brown explains why he killed the former planet Pluto by making a dot on a piece of paper next to several circles to show its relative size to the rest of the planets in our solar system. The author of "How I Killed Pluto and Why it Had It Coming," uses humor to explain the reason the planet was downgraded in 2006.
This is a whimsical book called, "The Salsa Book," by photographer Carolyn Congrove that was on display at the University of Arizona Special Collections from the group Paper Works, the Sonoran collective for paper and book artists.
David Wardell tries to walk a straight line while wearing goggles that distorts vision to simulate a field sobriety test at the University Medical Center tent.
Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed gives a presentation on her book, "Andrew Johnson: The American Presidents Series: The 17th President, 1865-1869."
Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed author of, "Andrew Johnson: The American Presidents Series: The 17th President, 1865-1869," signs a book for Michael Krueger.
Native Tucsonan and Pulitzer Prize winner Sari Horwitz gives a talk during the third annual Tucson Festival of Books.
Former Arizona Governor and ambassador Raul Castro talks during one of the panel discussions.
Gail Roberts, foreground, browses among the used books under the Bookmans tent.
Bill Wideman, left, shows book appraiser Mark Weber his copy of "Why England Slept," written by future president, John F. Kennedy before the start of World War II.
Diane Bohan shows some old books to David Laird, foreground, as people show books to other appraisers to try to determine their value.
Panelist Mark Rudd (cq far right-MARK RUDD) gestures while making a point as Martha Tod Dudman (cq middle-MARTHA TOD DUDMAN) and Joyce Maynard (cq far left-JOYCE MAYNARD) listen during their panel, "Right On! Far Out! Looking back at the '60s" (cq RIGHT ON! FAR OUT! LOOKING BACK AT THE '60S) in the University of Arizona Student Union during the third annual Tucson Festival of Books on Sunday, March 13, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz. The two-day event featured books, speakers, music, food and more. Photo by A.E. Araiza/Arizona Daily Star Transmission number 152218 MANDATORY CREDIT, NO MAGAZINES, NO SALES
National Public Radio correspondent and host of Weekend Edition Saturday, Scott Simon, talks about how much he and his family enjoys Tucson during the third annual Tucson Festival of Books.
Barbara Berg, foreground, and her son Aaron get signed books by local author J.A. Jance.
Spectators gather around University of Arizona student Zhuoran Wang, left, offering solutions to a crossword puzzle that is on display at the mall. Once Wang received a correct answer he would then write it in the puzzle.
Cooking teacher and TV host Steven Raichlen demonstrates how he prepares some grilled shrimp and corn on the cob.
The Opposables, winners of the Arizona Daily Star 2011 Battle of the Bands perform in the Star's pavilion.